”I hate every team we play, that’s all there is to it,” Peavy said. ”From 2 o’clock until 10 or 11 o’clock at night, I don’t want to be friends with the other side. You’re not going to see me have relationships with anybody. Off the field, that’s fine. I’m a firm believer in taking care of that off the field or in the tunnel.
”No, I don’t like the Cubs. I don’t like the Minnesota Twins. Great guys, but I don’t like anybody we’re going to play. I’m a member of the White Sox, and I want to go to battle with the 25 guys we have in here. I don’t care about being friends with anybody else. … Inside the lines, it’s a dog-eat-dog world. I want to win all six games against the Cubs [this season], and it’s as easy as that.” …
March 21, 2010
February 14, 2010
The so-called “Cubs tax,” would add roughly $1 per ticket for all 15 Cactus League teams. That money and a state-imposed rental-car tax hike would help raise $59 million over 20 years to pay off bonds that would be issued by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for the Cubs to build their baseball Taj Mahal.
February 5, 2010
The Cubs want to build a stadium for Spring Training in Arizona and the plan calls for all the Cactus League teams that hold Spring Training in Arizona to “bankroll the $84 million stadium though ticket surcharges.” The Sox don’t want to do so, since they didn’t get help from the other teams when they were building their Spring Training stadium in Arizona (the Camelback ranch that opened last year).
The Diamondbacks are also opposed.
NOTE: The freeloaders tag refers to all the teams that seek public money to pay for their stadiums.
UPDATE: Sullivan: “The Cubs believe the surcharge is fair because of all the business they bring to the Cactus League.”